PTI January 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

Wow! I was so excited to see the inspiring photos for PTI’s January Blog Hop!

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the possibilities!

I had so many ideas for each photo. So much card-making fun to be had! 🙂

Here’s the card that I have decided to share as my entry in the Blog Hop.

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I used PTI’s Background Basics: Super Stripes Stamp Set to make the ombre rainbow.  The “>>>–love–>” sentiment is from the “Happy Hearts” stamp set. I used a large variety of SU, Tim Holtz and Hero Arts inks. The paper is Bazzill’s Marshmallow and SU Whisper White.

Here’s another look at the inspiration photo and my card together.

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I like making square cards and the shape seems to work nicely with the heart, which I cut out using a Sizzix Framelits Heart die. I will also be playing this over at Uniko Studio’s Challenge #17: Love and Friendship and SSS’s Wednesday Challenge Simon Says Have a Heart and TIME OUT’s challenge #23: Valentine’s Day With the Optional Twist of Hearts

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa
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P.S. Please hop over and look at my daughter’s card. She’s not feeling well and could use some encouraging words. Thanks!

P.P.S. The inspiration photos got me into creative overdrive! I made quite a few cards and had such a hard time choosing which one to link up. I was excited to share them all, but alas, PTI’s hop is limited to one entry per person! What to do?!My solution? Secret ballot vote! I enlisted the help of my family in choosing which card to share in the Blog Hop. The vote was nearly unanimous, but everyone had other favorites too. If you have time to, I’d like to invite you to take a look at the other PTI January Blog Hop inspired cards that I made.

Thinking of You

Have you seen the photos for PTI’s January Blog Hop!?

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And see the one on the bottom left in particular?

Here’s my card inspired by it.

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I used PTI’s Background Basics: Super Stripes Stamp Set to make the ombre rainbow. I used a large variety of SU, Tim Holtz and Hero Arts inks. The paper is Bazzill’s Marshmallow and SU Whisper White.

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I will also be playing this over at Uniko Studio’s Challenge #17: Love and Friendship and SSS’s Wednesday Challenge Simon Says Have a Heart and TIME OUT’s challenge #23: Valentine’s Day With the Optional Twist of Hearts

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa
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Tartan Too, with Stamps

I have another masculine tartan card to share with you.

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I used a stamping technique that I learned from Ashely Cannon Newel for PTI’s Make It Monday.

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To make this pattern, I used stamps from PTI’s Background Basics: Super Stripes stamp set for the first time.

Notice that the above card is very similar to the one below, but I made one using stamps and the other with a masking technique.

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I like both results.

Being that my mother is Scottish, born and bred, I’m quite partial to tartan. 🙂

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The Jeremiah 29:11 sentiment is from PTI’s “A Cheerful Heart” stamp sent. This is the first time that I’ve used this particular stamp from the set. So, I’ll be entering this into CAS-ology’s and Darnell’s NBUS challenges. My husband gave me a PTI gift certificate for Christmas. This stamp set was my on the top of my wish list and I was so happy when it came in the mail! I like this stamp set a lot. Like all of the PTI stamps I have, they are beautiful and wonderfully easy to use.

The design for this card was inspired by Michele’s sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch – #106. I’m having a lot of fun with this sketch! I am also playing along over at SSS’s  Wednesday (It’s a Guy Thing) Challenge.

Challenges I’m playing in:

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Here’s another look at my card.

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

Supplies:

Stamps: PTI A Cheerful Heart, PTI’s Background Basics: Super Stripes

Ink: SU Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight

Paper: Bazzill Marshmallow

Other: Foam tape